Ingo Kleinert: two decades 2010 by

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Ingo Kleinert: two decades  2010

German-born artist Ingo Kleinert came to Australia

with his family as a young boy. He has worked, taught

and exhibited in Australia and in Europe. While his

work has variously been conceptual, photographic

and sculptural, it can be broadly characterised as


Two Decades looks in depth at the artist’s fascination

with found materials, especially that most ubiquitous of

Australian building materials — corrugated iron.

Redolent of a rural landscape now in decay, this

material is transformed in Ingo Kleinert’s hands into

a poetic substance, capable of transcendent beauty,

melancholy and metaphor.

About the authors: Anne Virgo is the Director of

the Australian Print Workshop in Melbourne. While

Director of the Canberra Contemporary Art Space

she presented the first exhibition of Ingo Kleinert’s

assemblages in 1989.

Art historian Dr Jenny McFarlane has written about

Ingo Kleinert’s work on several occasions. She is the art

advisor to the ACT Legislative Assembly Art Collection.


21 x 21 cm

88 pages

full colour throughout

57 colour images

essays by Anne Virgo and Jenny McFarlane

comprehensive annotated and illustrated biography

limited edition of 250

ISBN 978-0-9808233-0-1

publication date August 2010